Fluker's Digital Self-Adhesive Thermometer provides precise temperature readouts of your reptile or amphibian's terrarium with guaranteed accuracy. This flat thermometer features an adhesive backing that mounts to habitat walls in seconds.
When keeping a reptile or amphibian, it is crucial to establish and maintain an appropriate Environmental Temperature Range (ETR). These pets require specific heat levels to support regular activity, circulation, metabolism and comfort. This thermometer features a large, easy-to-read digital temperature display, and may also be used to monitor temperatures in glass aquariums (when mounted on the outside of the glass below the water level). This thermometer has a high range of 110°F.
Directions: Prior to mounting, place thermometer in "warm" side (basking area) of enclosure for 30 minutes and compare reading with the specific needs of your pet. If area is too cool, use a higher wattage bulb. If too hot, substitute a lower wattage bulb. After establishing the proper temperature for the "warm" side, move thermometer to "cool" side of enclosure for 30 minutes and record. Establish an appropriate ETR before returning animal to the enclosure. Fluker recommends using two thermometers mounted at opposite ends of the enclosure to help you monitor the ETR regularly.
Amphibians: Most amphibians can be maintained in an ETR of 70°-76°F. The do not tolerate temperatures above 82°F. They should experience a nighttime temperature drop of 5°-10°F.
Reptiles: An appropriate ETR for desert reptiles is typically 85°-95°F, temperate species 75°-90°F and tropical species 80°-90°F. It's essential to allow them free movement between the warm and cool sides of their enclosures. Reptiles should experience a nighttime temperature drop of 5°-10°F.
Note: Consult your retail pet specialist, veterinarian or the available literature to determine the specific needs of your pet.
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